We Have a Pipeline Problem.

The McKinsey Women in the Workplace 2019 study was recently released and while it shows that over the last five years women have made significant gains in representation in senior leadership, as well as companies’ commitment overall to gender diversity – there is still a glaring and widening gap. While the majority of college graduates are female (around 60%), women still remain...
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The Unintended Consequences of #MeToo

A recent study from the University of Houston took a close look at the post #MeToo workplace and its overall effects on inciting change.  Most people believed that shining a light on the harassment that women face at work (and in every day life) would begin to shift the culture in the workplace and effectively deter men from future harassment.  Women were lauded for speaking up and saying...
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Sourcing & Recruiting: Women and Minorities

FACT: We Can’t Find Great Women or Minority Candidates: Regardless of whether you have gender equity goals for your organization, the rationale for not hiring more women and/or minorities is often, “We just didn’t have a large enough pool of female and diverse leaders to consider for this position. We needed to fill the position as soon as possible, so we hired the best person for that role...
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WHY YOU DON’T HAVE ANY REPORTS OF HARASSMENT OR DISCRIMINATION

WHY YOU DON’T HAVE ANY REPORTS OF HARASSMENT OR DISCRIMINATION Most employers believe they have a great workplace culture; they work hard to create an environment of inclusion and respect, but how does one really know? When most organizations are asked, “What are you doing to prevent sexual harassment, gender bias, and discrimination in your workplace?” The response is usually a basic...
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SEXUAL HARASSMENT OR JUST INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR: WHERE IS THE LINE?

SEXUAL HARASSMENT OR JUST INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR: WHERE IS THE LINE?  I won’t pretend to be a legal expert on sexual harassment. Frankly the answer to the question in the title is probably pretty clear in the eyes of the law, but again, I’m not a lawyer so maybe it’s not. Regardless, I’ve found myself in the middle of this conversation several times over the last few weeks; where men are...
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SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUITS ARE UP 50% IN 2018

SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUITS ARE UP 50% IN 2018 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is reporting a 50% increase in claims of sexual harassment from 2017. While you might be surprised to see numbers this drastic, now the #MeToo movement is in its second year, it puts the potential influence of the movement into perspective.  It’s not surprising that the heighted awareness about...
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